Budria, Santiago (2010): Are educational mismatches responsible for the ‘inequality increasing effect’ of education?
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This paper asks whether educational mismatches can account for the positive association between education and wage inequality found in the data. We use two different data sources, the European Community Household Panel and the Portuguese Labour Force Survey, and consider several types of mismatch, including overqualification, underqualification and skills mismatch. We test our hypothesis using two different measurement methods, the ‘statistical’ and the ‘subjective’ approach. The results are robust to the different choices and unambiguously show that the positive effect of education on wage inequality is not due to the prevalence of educational mismatches in the labour market.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Are educational mismatches responsible for the ‘inequality increasing effect’ of education?|
|English Title:||Are educational mismatches responsible for the ‘inequality increasing effect’ of education?|
|Keywords:||Overeducation, returns to education, educational mismatch, within-groups wage inequality|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
|Depositing User:||Santiago Budria|
|Date Deposited:||22. Jun 2010 16:02|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 16:49|
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